Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
I think the whole approach is needlessly complicated. Could you read the idea covered in the thread starting at http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2004/07/msg00128.html and explain what's wrong with it in your opinion?+ no performance difference for daily updates (+- a few bytes)
That's not correct: the "ed diff" format only needs to transmit the new "Version:", "Filename:", size, and md5sum fields if they're the only things that change. The unchanged fields such as "Package:", "Description:" don't appear in the transmitted data.
In any case, do the measurements, don't just randomly hypothesise. (Or, hey, use the measurements that've already been done, <http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2002/04/msg01076.html>) Cheers, aj
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